Ludwig, Reinhold Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Transition from lumped to distributed design
- Microstrip design approach
- Power amplifier matching
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A tuned amplifier that amplifies the signals commonly used in radio communications. Amplifier designs in the radio-frequency (RF) range differ significantly from conventional low-frequency circuit approaches; they consequently require special, distributed circuit considerations. The need for a distributed treatment is warranted whenever the size of the physical circuit is greater than about one-tenth of the signal wavelength.
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